Five Tips For Getting Better Natural Insect Macro Photography

Macro photography specifically the insect type is a world unto itself when it comes to the tools and techniques needed. Getting high-quality portraits of some of the smallest and most import creatures on the planet takes a steady hand and plenty of patience. With better cameras and more affordable lens options, it's even easier now to give insect photography a try. 

Recently I have started becoming more interested in ant keeping as a hobby. Like most photographers as I get more interested in a new hobby, I will eventually drag my camera into it and want to get high-quality photos. So I began researching Insect photography and Macro equipment. I could write a whole article on Macro lenses itself but what I found less info on was tips for going out and getting great shots once you have the gear needed. 

That's where Micael Widell comes in with his new video covering five ways he gets better images while out photographing insects. Widell has several great videos covering macro tips but his latest video really inspired me to take the gear I already had and go out and try some shots in my backyard. He has built a great little rig out of affordable components that just about anyone can get and the results are just amazing. Widell's tips cover things like when to look for insects, his overall approach to taking their photos, and getting sharper results. 

If you are interested in the rig he has built there is a video on that as well. 

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Michael DeStefano is a commercial/editorial photographer focusing on Outdoor Lifestyle and Adventure. Based in Boston, MA he combines his passion for outdoor sports like climbing and surfing into his work. When not traveling or outdoors he is often found geeking out over new tech gadgets.

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That was awesome. I love the video, and the shots!

Great tips, thanks for sharing, defiently a great intro to macro! If you are interested in more advanced macro photography, including stacking of alive specimens let me know, I can share some articles and techniques with you